Posted at 17:02 on 10 Apr 2014 by Pandora Blake
"Very few people have seen these, as theyve just been left and stored away, unpublished. I was wondering if youd be interested in them."
I opened the email and saw the attachments: a dozen scans of 35mm prints of vintage spanking photos. I liked them so much that I wanted to share them with you - and I called the photographer, Jon Garrett, to get the inside scoop on these rare spanking pictures.
One of the first spanking photos Jon ever took, this striking impact shot was a lucky capture, with Jon himself wielding the paddle and the camera set on a timer. "I had to give her a few swats before we got it right," he admits. The lady is a French professional model named Toril, and Jon went on to shoot with her several times, including for video on VHS.
Another timed capture while Jon took Toril over his knee. I love the energy and vibrant composition.
Charles played with this particular top a few times after she got in touch with her dominant side, and Jon got to watch him go over the knee. He recalls, "A proper hairbrushing she gave him. She really let him have it. He was squealing, but he enjoyed it - and she did."
Jon also took this evocative photo of the lap in question.
The young lady bending over in school knickers is Samantha, who did a few shoots with Jon while building up her modelling portfolio.
She wasn't into spanking, but on one shoot she did agree to bend over for a few swishy strokes of the cane.
The top in this next photo is Mistress Caroline; the bottom remains anonymous.
"This was my idea," Jon tells me. "I set it all up for this shot, the stuff on the wall and so on." Caroline was a dominatrix, and on at least one occasion Jon's friend Charles found himself on the receiving end of her cane.
Fans of vintage lingerie will enjoy these photos of the same bottom; both clad in satiny vintage knickers, and bare.
"She was a professional model, but she was also actually into spanking," Jon recalls. In these shots she's over someone else's knee, with Jon standing behind, aiming to capture the spanker's point of view - a style of spanking photography that has now become so popular it's almost the default.
This gorgeous art nude, with natural light creating a soft, painterly effect, features model Tracy Lomax:
This shoot was commissioned by a patron who saw the black and white over the knee photos above and called up asking for something similar. Jon loves working with natural light. He told me, "This is my natural style. If I'm in a good environment and the light is just right, CP is a fantastic opportunity to create some really great photography."